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Jun 10 2024

Washington’s ORWs Highlighted in “America the Beautiful Freshwater Challenge”

Washington State’s first-ever ‘Outstanding’ river designations were recently highlighted in the launch of the Biden Administration’s “America the Beautiful Freshwater Challenge”. The challenge is a call to action for federal […]

Apr 3 2024

WA Wild Heads to Washington D.C. for Wild & Scenic Rivers Hill Week

Last week, our Executive Director and Brewshed® Alliance Director advocated for Washington’s rivers during meetings with Washington State’s congressional delegation and several federal agencies. Each spring, members of the Wild […]

Dec 18 2023

Washingtonians Cheer WA Department of Ecology for Protecting Outstanding Rivers

A diverse group of community members and organizations are celebrating the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology)’s decision to designate segments of three river systems as Outstanding Resource Waters (ORWs). As […]

Sep 28 2023

Comment Period for Proposed ORW Designations Comes to a Close

Yesterday, the public comment period regarding the proposed Outstanding Resource Waters (ORW) designations for the Cascade, Green, and Napeequa Rivers systems closed. Building a coalition of 211 diverse stakeholders, generating […]

Sep 7 2023

Speak Up for our Outstanding Rivers!

From snowcaps to whitecaps, water connects us all. Washington’s rivers are vital resources that provide us with clean drinking water, sustain fish and wildlife populations, irrigate the farms that feed […]

Aug 4 2023

Icicle Brewing Releases Napeequa Pilsner + Hosts Taproom Event to Support ORW Designations

Working to protect watershed health from peak to pint, our Brewshed® has been a significant part of the ongoing Outstanding Resource Waters (ORW) campaign. Released yesterday, Icicle Brewing in Leavenworth […]

Jul 27 2023
Jul 27 2023

Letter to the Editor Regarding Outstanding Resource Waters Published in Skagit Valley Herald

OPINION—Protect Skagit River’s Tributaries  Skagit Valley Herald | Thursday, July 27, 2023 It was a great moment in January 2022 when the support of hundreds of conservation groups, local governments, […]

Jul 18 2023

WA Dept. of Ecology Announces Comment Period for Proposed ORW Designations

From the Department of Ecology’s website: OLYMPIA – In what would be a first for Washington state, the Department of Ecology is proposing to classify four water bodies as “Outstanding Resource Waters” […]

May 18 2023

43 Years After the Mount St. Helens Eruption, the Green River Valley is #NoPlaceForAMine

As we reflect today on the eruption of Mount St. Helens 43 years ago, take a moment to help us ensure that this place remains protected for future generations. Since […]